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After 12 yrs as Cong chief, Sonia set to be re-elected

delhi Updated: Sep 02, 2010 01:37 IST
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Sonia Gandhi will file her nomination papers for the Congress president’s post on Thursday with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leading the party leaders in proposing her name for the fourth term.

Gandhi's re-election to the post unopposed is a mere formality as no one from the party is expected to file the nominations.

About 45-50 sets of nomination papers from all states will be filed on her behalf.

Gandhi, 63, already holds the record of having served as the Congress president for 12 consecutive years since 1998.

As per the Congress constitution, party media department chief Janardan Dwivedi said it is not necessary for Gandhi to personally file the nominations. The required ten PCC delegates will on Thursday seek her consent on the nomination papers, he said.

Her nomination papers will then be submitted before the Central Election Authority, which will scrutinise papers the next day. “If no other nomination is filed, the result can be declared on Friday itself,” Dwivedi said.

Gandhi's re-election will be ratified at the party plenary expected to be held in Mumbai within three months after the organisational polls.

The Congress Working Committee will also be reconstituted at the plenary.

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